I had breakfast with the Massachusetts delegation, and Al Franken was one of the guest speakers (along with joe Kennedy and Michael Dukakis.) During Al Franken’s often very funny speech, someone’s cell phone rang, and he said “I hope you need a liver.” The people at my table were puzzled, but I got it right away:”He’s saying he hopes they are on the transplant list, because otherwise there is no excuse for their cell phones being on.” He went on to say,”I once chided someone when their cellphone went off during a talk, and they then told me they were waiting for a liver so they could have a transplant.” He’d certainly lighten up the Senate.

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